Country music long ago lots its soul. Like other genres, the formulaic recipe for a hit turned it into wallpaper, even though it appears to be as popular as ever.

Sure, legend Merle Haggard sounds like everyone’s parent, telling the kids to turn that noise down, but it’s still Merle Haggard, who’s in town in Moorhead for a performance at the Bluestem
Center for the Arts on Sunday. Read more